Rock Island County AOK Partners

The Rock Island County All Our Kids Early Childhood Network is a community-based collaboration that consists of partners who share a common interest in supporting families with young children to get the best start in life. Knowing that individual program efforts are not enough, AOK Network partners work together to connect and coordinate services as they address current child and family priorities. AOK Network partners are those agencies who have made a committment  to being collaborative partners in achieving the golas and vision of the Network. 

In the Rock Island County AOK Network there are two levels of partnership: communication partnership and active partnership. Network partners are asked to select the level of partnership they wish to have within the Network.


 Communication Partnership:

  •  Povide ongoing assessment of needs and services, along with public education

  •  Promote the All Our Kids Early Childhood Network

  •  Support other network members by sharing information, facilitating access to services, and seeking opportunities for collaboration

  • Share information about activities, opportunities, and programs that enhance AOK goals and objectives

  • Recognize that their missions are closely aligned and that collaboration on various programs and projects will support Rock Island County in raising healthy children and keeping their families strong 

  •  Collect and share information about activities, opportunities and trainings that enhance AOK goals and objectives to the community 

  •  Participate in identifying early childhood resources through linkages and collaboration within and outside of the AOK Network

  • Use connections and relationships as a resource in order to share knowledge, make further connections, and solve problems

  • Participate in community assessment activities as needed for grant requirements and strategic planning

Active Partnership:

  • All of the above, plus:

  • Provide one or more representative to attend network meetings and/or work groups

  • ontribute to the data collection for community assessments 

  • Participate in joint training, evaluation, and planning activities that will facilitate achievement of Rock Island County AOK strategic plan goals 

  •  Expand membership and engagement to enhance the network’s building capacity

  • Engage in joint planning process to achieve a high quality, well-coordinated, easily accessible system of care regarding child and family outcomes.

  • Participate in Rock Island County AOK meetings (monthly network meeting and/or work group meetings) and provide liaison reporting with regard to changes in service elements present within an agency program

  •  Inform agency staff of Network activities. Representatives and other staff members are invited to participate on workgroups and in  Network activities. 

Current Partners Include:

  • Child Abuse Council

  • Child Care Resource & Referral of Midwestern Illinois

  • Esperanza Child Care Center

  • Genesis Visiting Nurses

  • GiGi's Playhouse Quad Cities

  • Hy-Vee, Rock Island

  • In A Kid's World

  • Lisa's Daycare

  • MetroLINK

  • Project NOW Head Start

  • Robert Young Center - Caregiver Connections

  • Rock Island County Court Services

  • Rock Island County Health Department

  • Rock Island County Regional Office of Education

  • Rock Island-Milan School District #41 Early Learning Programs

  • Skip-a-Long Child Development Services

  • United Way of the Quad Cities